Sunday, November 2, 2008

Worship Notes: Corporate Confession

Robert G. Rayburn Quote
"One of the serious weaknesses of our modern lives in the fact that we have failed to make clear the inflexible holiness of our God. It is true that he is the God of all grace, that he is infinite in his kindness and mercy towards us, but he is also a God of manifest righteousness who cannot look upon sin. Entirely too many ministers give the impression that all we must do is rest in the lovingkindness of God, knowing that he will always supply the healing and strength that are needed. The Christian life is not as simple as that. The believer must honestly and reverently deal with sin in his life continually day by day. Before we presume to worship God, we must remember the clear teaching of the Word of God, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” (Ps. 66:18). Until we have truly and sincerely confessed our sin before the Lord, our worship will not be acceptable in his sight."

1 comment:

Jayme and Genevieve said...

I love this. Yes, I think our growing lack of reverence for God has resulted in the nation and generation we currently reside in. Makes sense doesn't it? Not only that but to look at the Temple; the intricacies, the procedure, the cleansing required before you enter God's presence and after all of it still the trepidation to enter for fear of death. Of course the veil has been removed but I think our sigh of relief was breathed too soon and too often causing us to take for granted what Christ did and why. A book I love: "Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer" by Dr. Myles Munroe.